Can’t wait until winter in the Northern Hemisphere to get your backcountry skiing and riding fix?  Join ECMG in Argentina this September for 6 days of ski touring in Northern Patagonia.  This trip will take place in Bariloche, Argentina inside the beautiful Nahuel Huapi National Park.  Our small group will complete a “hut to hut”, starting at the Cerro Catedral ski resort, heading to the Refugio Frey, on to the Refugio Jakob and then completing the circuit back to the ski area.

Day 1: August 29 Arrive in Bariloche

  • You will need to arrive in Bariloche by the late afternoon/early evening
  • Meet the group and your guides  
  • Group dinner at local restaurant

Day 2: August 30 Ski at Cerro Catedral

  • To knock the rust off and get acclimated, we will spend the day skiing at Cerro Catedral ski resort, with opportunities to hike/skin into the side-country  
  • After skiing, we will head back to our accommodations and prepare for our tour to the Refugio Frey
  • Group dinner

Day 3: August 31 Ski to the Refugio Frey

  • Head to the Refugio Frey utilizing the ski lifts at Cerro Catedral  
  • Expect 3-4 hours total travel time to access the hut
  • Once we are settled into the hut, we will go for a short ski tour
  • Dinner is provided at the hut

Day 4: September 1 Ski the terrain near Refugio Frey

  • Breakfast at the hut
  • Countless opportunities to ski/ride wide open bowls and steep couloirs alongside golden granite spires
  • Dinner at the hut

Day 5: September 2 Ski to the Refugio Jakob

  • Breakfast at the Frey
  • Tour from the Frey to the Jakob, which takes 6+ hours 
  • Dinner at the Jakob Hut

Day 6: September 3 Ski the terrain near Refugio Jakob

  • Breakfast at the Jakob Hut
  • Ski/ride the awesome lines around the refugio
  • Dinner at the Jakob Hut

Day 7: September 4 Finish the circuit and tour back to Cerro Catedral

  • Breakfast at the Jakob Hut
  • Start the tour back to Cerro Catedral, full day mission
  • Group dinner in Bariloche

Day 8: September 5 

  • Depart from Argentina or stick around, you decide!

What we provide:

  • IFMGA Mountain Guide
  • All lodging, including in Bariloche and Refugios
  • All meals provided
  • Lift tickets

What you need to provide:

  • AT ski gear or splitboard
  • Sleeping bag for the hut (15 degree recommended)
  • Transceiver, shovel and probe
  • 35-45 liter backpack (large enough to carry your hut clothes, sleeping bag and ski clothing)
  • Ice axe, boot crampons, ski crampons (required)
  • Helmet (required)
  • Argentine pesos to buy beer, wine or snacks at the hut
  • Airfare
  • Gratuities for guides
  • Alcohol if desired

Why We Recommend This Trip:

Skiing or riding in September in this beautiful part of South America can’t be beat.  Sharing hut meals with backcountry skiers from all over the world is an indescribable experience.  And did we mention the food and wine? 

Dates: August 29-Sept. 5, 2024

Cost: $3680 ($500 deposit to book)

Group Size: Max 6 guests

Dates: August 29-Sept. 5, 2024

Booking cost: $3,680.00

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$500.00 deposit to secure spot. Balance
due 30 days prior to trip start date.


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This traverse was a big step for me and my crew as it relates to winter camping, skiing under the weight of a heavier pack and moving through truly remote wilderness terrain over a period of days.  Victor and Kelly did an amazing job of making this magical wilderness experience accessible for us.  Can’t wait to expand upon our new skills in the winters ahead with Eagle Cap Mountain Guides.

Victor and Kelly organized and guided our April 2021 Editor’s Choice trip for Backpacker Magazine. Their logistics, story-telling entertainment and professionalism exceeded our expectations. A trip with Eagle Cap Mountain Guides is sure to be a seasonal highlight for anyone!

Victor and his wife Kelly were the perfect guides for our four-day trip in the Wallowas. Victor knows these mountains inside and out, and he chose routes each day that maximized fun skiing, beautiful views, and safety. Both Victor and Kelly were quick to offer information about the range and what we would be skiing, and gave our group of five plenty of tips on how to ascend and descend terrain safely. They were also both incredibly fun to ski with, and gave us an incredible bonus by bringing their dogs Luna and Sadie along. I can’t think of a better, more well-rounded guiding experience.

I’m not the world’s strongest skier, but Victor and Kelly made me feel like I was capable of trying any line we came across. Out in the field, they answered any and all of my questions—beyond their superb back-country skills, they were super knowledgeable about the region’s terrain, wildlife, and history. Their support and encouragement left me with a lot of confidence that I’ve brought home with me. Would recommend 10/10! I can’t wait to head back to the Wallowas!

Victor has guided many group dynamics over 8 yrs of my trips to the Wallowas. He’s cool, calm, and most capable. His cliffside manner is impressive both in helping manage the over-stokers’ desire to send and encouraging those that need a little confidence boost. All the while he’s sharing knowledge and epic adventure tales.

I have been on several trips with Victor and what stands out most about his trips is his demeanor and leadership in a mountain setting. He pays exceptional attention to detail and is very attentive to all clients needs and to safety. I have never been in the mountains with anyone more knowledgable. His expeditions are always well planned and you are sure to have an amazing alpine experience with Victor and his team. I could not recommend him more strongly to guide a fun and safe trip.

Victor has an amazing talent for unassumingly putting together huge tours, confidently and safely guiding through complicated terrain.

My wife and I have had the opportunity to join Victor on 2 ski trips in the Wallowas and a climbing adventure on Mt. Goode. Whether it be hero powder skiing, graybird rain skiing, standing on a remote summit, or slogging out endless miles on the trail, our adventures with Victor has always been epic! He is organized and thorough in his trip planning and logistics. He has a high level of fitness, and he’s an incredibly capable skier, snowboarder, and climber. Victor’s professionalism, sense of humor, and character all amount to someone that you want to spend time with both on the mountain and in the hut/camp! We highly recommend Victor as a guide on your next adventure!

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